Anhydrous Wit

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

Monday, August 24, 2015

I'd Just as Soon Stay Sick

The doctor prescribed a new medication for my mom.  The office assistant gave us a discount sheet to turn in to the pharmacy that would reduce the co-pay to a maximum of $50.00  "Fifty dollars!" I thought.  This is because we're used to paying just $4.00 or $10.00 for generic medicines.

When we got to the pharmacy, the pharmacist said she'd call the doctor's office to see what alternatives are available, as the discount wasn't applicable in my mom's case, and the co-pay was going to be $801.00!

Friday, August 14, 2015

An Oldie but Goody - for an Oldie but Goody

I caught my mom with an old joke last night, but, as with my mother, the old ones are the best ones.

We were refueling her car at the gas station.  The line on the other side of our pumps had been closed for some sort of servicing.  "I hope they have enough gas in the tanks or wherever," my mom said.  "In the where?" I asked.  "Tanks," she replied.  "You're welcome," I grinned.

We then stopped by the Owl CafĂ©, one of our favorite restaurants (not least because of the owl theme), for dinner.  In the car afterward, my mom apologized after she belched.  "I didn't know you were European," I said.  "What do you mean?" she asked.  "Because you're belchin'," I replied.  [Belgian]

Friday, August 07, 2015

Denominational Drollery

If a minister were to use the story of "The Ugly Duckling" as the object lesson of a sermon, would it be a homely homily?

Thursday, August 06, 2015


I realized today at work that I need to be more assiduous about following up on the information I've requested from coworkers.  They aren't very efficient at replying to my calls or e-mails, so I need to keep bugging them until they answer.  Of course, since I'm Cap'n Chlorophyll, I suppose one could say that I should be more deciduous.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

In Which Everyone Gets Lei'd

If you go to a Hawaiian luau with a bunch of tourists, you'd be eating poi with the hoi polloi.

If you happen to be a young lady at her first luau, it's a case of poi meets girl.